The Waverley

Photo: the waverley. The Waverley, is the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world. It offers a gateway to the lochs and isles for 150,000 visitors every year, cruising down the River Clyde and visiting scenic coastal towns including Largs, Dunoon and Rothesay. Passengers can view some of Scotland's most spectacular scenery whilst sailing 'doon the watter'.

Paddle Steamer Waverley

Sailings from Glasgow Science Centre

Timetable and sailings

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Brief history of the Waverley

  • The PS Waverley was built on the River Clyde in 1947.
  • In 2003, a major restoration project was completed, returning the ship to the original 1940's style in which she was built.
  • The Waverley is the only real Clyde steamer and the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world.
  • In 1974, The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society bought the 693 tonne ship for £1 to preserve it for the future.
  • Originally built to sail only between Craigendorran & Arrochar, she now sails right around Britain offering regular trips on the Clyde, the Thames, South Coast of England and the Bristol Channel.
  • The Waverley has a Scottish Tourist Board 4-star tour accreditation and is one of Glasgow's top ticketed tourist attractions

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